2016: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles

  • Nov 23, 2016
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    All public sector banks and some private sector ones have agreed to waive the transaction cost for all payments made through debit cards until 31 December.Indian Railways waived service charges for E-tickets and I-tickets booked through Indian Railway Catering and… (144 more words) …

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    China has agreed to import rice, non-basmati and basmati varieties, from 17 registered mills in India ensuring market access for Indian products in that country.China is the world’s largest rice importer.

    China agrees import NPPO approved rice from 17 mills in India

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    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.

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  • Nov 24, 2016
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    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the schedule for the IAS civil services (main) examination 2016, which will be held between December 3 to December 9 December. Those candidates who qualified in the preliminary exam will be allowed… (202 more words) …

  • Nov 22, 2016
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    India’s first female Merchant Navy captain became the first woman to be awarded by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)for her exceptional bravery in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous Bay of Bengal waters… (255 more words) …

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    US President-elect Donald Trump’s policy outline to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) within his first 100 days in the Oval Office if materialized cause problem to India.

    US president-elect Donald Trump announced that US will exit the TPP on… (349 more words) …

  • Nov 23, 2016
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    With only 10 days to go, it is time to brush up the important topics for UPSC IAS Mains 2016. Here you will find the list of most important topics for upcoming Mains examination – We are focusing on General… (1078 more words) …

  • Nov 22, 2016
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    Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, was conferred the prestigious Mother Teresa International Award. The Mumbai-based NGO Harmony Foundation presented it.

    He was honored for his work on institutions to protect youth… (170 more words) …

  • Nov 21, 2016
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    Technology giant Google through its cultural arm Google Arts & Culture, has uncovered a virtual collection of artworks and exhibitions on the life of Indian women in history spanning 2,500 years and from 26 cultural institutions across the country. Luisella… (164 more words) …

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    The United Nations’ (UN) World Television Day is annually observed largely on November 21. The day recognizes television’s role in presenting issue that affect people. On December 17th , 1996, UN General Assembly proclaimed November 21st as World… (185 more words) …

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    India test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Along with Prithvi-II, the two other tests missiles are:

    • Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor capable of destroying incoming enemy missiles… (234 more words) …
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    Earlier both countries had exchanged agreements under the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP)- Article of the India-UK Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC). With this, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of India) so far has entered into 111 APAs.

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    Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award Given to Sri Sri Ravishankar.Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar was honored with Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace. Home Minister Rajnath Singh conferred it to the spiritual… (195 more words) …

  • Nov 20, 2016
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    Haryana Government appointed international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever-gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, in 2010.

    Geeta Phogat DSP in Haryana Police

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    State Bank of Patiala was conferred “Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending” for its performance in lending to the MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) sector during the year 2013-14 and 2014-15.

    Image of National MSME Awards ceremony

    Image of National MSME Awards ceremony

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    The Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) to be observed all over the country, from 19th to 25th November 2016. National Integration is even more important in light of ongoing debates over intolerance, separation and isolation. Central and… (213 more words) …

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    High-tech centralized emergency system in UP to ensure that police reach a caller in a maximum of twenty minutes in rural areas and within 15 minutes in urban areas. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched one of his dream projects -… (236 more words) …

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    Universal children’s day recognized on various days in various places around the world celebrates children globally. Universal Children’s Day is part of the work carried out by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

    Image of Universal Children's Day

    Image of Universal Children's Day

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  • Nov 19, 2016
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    Scientists have improved the photosynthesis process in the plants to produce faster-growing crops. Genetic modification was used to increase the amount of sunlight crop plants can channel into food production.

    Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops

    Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops

    Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops

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    Two leading Indian companies were awarded ACES for their leadership in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, eco consciousness, and community care at the third annual Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES) in Singapore.

    • TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) named Industry Champions… (183 more words) …
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    The world’s first Genetic Garden of Halophytes (naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants) was inaugurated at the coastal town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim through video-conferencing inaugurated the first of its kind garden in the world.

    Location of World’s First Salt-Tolerant Plant Garden

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    Noted flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia was conferred 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at a function held in New Delhi.

    The prestigious award bestowed to Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

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    WTD is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation. It was originally established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 now recognized by almost all countries. In 2013, the United Nations (UN) passed… (192 more words) …

  • Nov 18, 2016
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    Navy formally inducted following four types of indigenously developed sonars that will boost its underwater surveillance capability: Abhay – compact hull mounted sonar for shallow watercrafts. Humsa UG – upgrade for the Humsa sonar system. NACS – Near-field Acoustic Characterization… (170 more words) …

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    Australia has announced changes to the 457 visa for skilled foreign workers to limit their ability to look for another job after their official employment ends. Foreign workers on a 457 visa will only now be able to stay in… (178 more words) …

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    MIT scientists developed a new drug capsule that can stay in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its payload. The capsule, could be a powerful weapon in fighting malaria, HIV and other diseases where… (153 more words) …

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    Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has tied up with Google Cloud to offer G Suite. Vodafone will support enterprises with boarding, activation, migration, and support through a dedicated Cloud support team.

    Vodafone Ties Up with Google Cloud to Bring G Suite

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  • Nov 17, 2016
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    During its annual Connect Developer event, Microsoft unveiled a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company’s Azure cloud platform for building intelligent, cross-platform apps and services.

    Microsoft embraces Linux and enables developers to write cloud, mobile and macOS… (268 more words) …

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    Whitson will be 56 when she rockets off the planet Thursday, and she will celebrate her 57th birthday in February on the International Space Station becoming the oldest woman in space.

    • Launch from Kazakhstan with two younger men.
    • Ride the… (221 more words) …
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    The government today revised certain guidelines for the withdrawal of cash, limiting counter exchange of old Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2000 starting from tomorrow.

    Government also allowed farmers to draw money from banks against… (170 more words) …